Kumagoro

Kumagoro

Gianluca Aicardi

  • Name: Gianluca "Kumagoro" Aicardi
  • Preferred Format: Modern, Commander, Legacy Tribal Wars, Limited

About:

I hail from Genoa, Italy.

When I don't write about Magic, I write about film and television. In general, I write a lot.

When I play Magic, I usually play something with green in it. I don't know why I like green so much, I'm not even so concerned about the environment (but I'm concerned enough).

When I don't play Magic, I play things like X-Wing or Zombicide. But mostly I watch films and TV shows.

When I do things I don't like to do as much as playing games and watching films, I'm a freelance translator, editor, and proofreader. I also worked as head of programming for a couple film festivals.

I might have some mild OCD.

All Articles by Gianluca Aicardi

Rotation Grief: Rivals of Ixalan (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-09-20)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with every passing day. The major meta shift will come first as a consequence of four sets disappearing from Standard. Kumagoro looks at the red, green, multicolored, and colorless cards in Rivals of Ixalan, which may be the last small expansion ever (if the Three-and-One Model sticks).

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Rotation Grief: Rivals of Ixalan (Part 1)

By Kumagoro (2019-09-11)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with every passing day. The major meta shift will come first as a consequence of four sets disappearing from Standard. Kumagoro looks at white, blue, and black in Rivals of Ixalan, which may be the last small expansion ever (if the Three-and-One Model sticks).

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Rotation Grief: Ixalan (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-08-28)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with each passing day. How the meta will change, at first, will be a direct consequence of the disappearance of four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or jubilation, depending on who you ask) by looking at the red, green, multicolored, and colorless cards we'll have to remove when Ixalan rotates.

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Rotation Grief: Ixalan (Part 1)

By Kumagoro (2019-08-13)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with every passing day. How the meta will change at first is mostly going to be a direct consequence of the disappearance of the four rotating sets. Afte re-examining M19, it's now time to go all the way back to the beginning of this Standard era by looking at Ixalan, the almost two-year-old home of Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Pirates, and Vampires.

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Rotation Grief: M19 (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-08-01)

With the release of Throne of Eldraine on October 4, the dreaded/craved yearly rotation will kick in, turning the current Standard pool from its eight-set peak to its five-set nadir. Meanwhile, we're having a look at the cards that we'll miss the most (or not), starting from those contained in the core set that bears this year's name.

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